Tape Autoloaders

The HP StorageWorks 1/8 Tape Autoloader provides cost-effective, easy-to-install unattended backup. Equally at home in a datacenter rack or on a desk next to the office server, the 1/8 Tape Autoloader in a 2U form factor is equipped with either an Ultrium 960, Ultrium 448, or a Ultrium 232 drive and can house up to eight cartridges. The autoloader is an ideal consolidated backup solution for multiple servers where high throughput and high capacity are required. All models come with HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express, Single Server Edition for Windows/Linux/NetWare and HP OpenView Storage Data Protector, Single Server Edition for Windows®.


Affordable: Automates the backup process at a price comparable to standalone drives

High-capacity: Stores up to 3.2 TB (native) of data with Ultrium 960 technology

Reliable: Provides consistent backup and automatically changes tapes

Rack-optimized: Occupies a minimum amount of rack space (2U)

Efficient: Allows IT resources performing manual backups to work on other critical tasks

Compact: Holds eight cartridges and one drive in 2U of space.

Evolutionary: Provides an easy transition from standalone tape into automated tape backup.

Compatible: Works with leading servers, operating systems and backup software

Investment Protection: Ultrium 960 version backward read compatible with media written on by Ultrium 230, Ultrium 232, Ultrium 448 and Ultrium 460 drives; backward read/write compatible with media written on by Ultrium 460 and Ultrium 448 drives

Diverse: Supports Ultrium 960, Ultrium 448 and Ultrium 232 drive technologies